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Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)

A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Frawley ...
Dot (voice)
Joan Bruce ...
The Kangaroo / Mother (voice)
...
Mr. Platypus (voice)
June Salter ...
Mrs. Platypus (voice)
Ross Higgins ...
Willie Wagtail (voice)
Lola Brooks ...
(voice)
Peter Gwynne ...
(voice)
Ron Haddrick ...
Father (voice)
Richard Meikle ...
(voice)
George Assang ...
(voice)
Kerrie Biddell ...
(voice)
John Derum ...
(voice)
Kevin Golsby ...
(voice)
Nola Lester ...
(voice)
Sue Walker ...
(voice)
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo

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Dot et le Kangourou  »

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Trivia

Dot has a brown patch on her right sleeve which is not seen in any of the sequels. See more »

Goofs

The film's opening title, set in the font Lazybones, has an "H" substituted for the "K" in "Kangaroo". See more »

Connections

Followed by Dot and the Smugglers (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bunyip
Music by Bob Young
Lyrics by John Palmer
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Still affecting, it contains an intriguing blend of themes.
23 December 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

As in another user comment on this movie, I first saw this on HBO as a kid. The mix of live footage and animation makes the events in the story seem more authentic and believable and also maintains a connection with reality that drives home the ecological message. As a kid, I remember liking the songs, which are still enjoyable, and being fascinated by the aboriginal elements. Upon second viewing recently, I was struck by the environmental and anthropological themes. It is still magical, and the ending remains affecting.


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